This Culinary Happening is a MUST VISIT for Foodies everywhere. In its inaugural year, GREAT TASTES mixed together World-renowned Chefs, International wines and foods, outdoor grilling and informative workshops into a recipe of FUN. This year will only build on that success ...  


What’s New?

Reduced Pricing Packages. Because of the great crowds last year, we are able to reduce the pricing structure on this show so that more people can enjoy all the tastes and classes.

More Worskshops. All of the classes will back.  Some are FREE, some are a small fee, but all of the workshop are informative and fun and they all have great tastes.

More Grilling.  Last year guests enjoyed local Lamb and Beef…this year we will have tastings and demos every hour featuring the best grilling techniques. 


What’s It All About?

Over 100 International Different Wines, Beers, and Spirits in an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE affair.

Enjoy The Best of DC Chefs in Hands-on Workshops in the Tasting Kitchen. Joins Scott Drewno, Victo Albisu and others whip up their favorite recipes in the Tasting Kitchen.

Travel The World in Specialty Tasting Pavilions including The South American Adventure and the Pan Asian Expedition.

Enjoy the Mid-Atlantic’s Best Food Trucks.

The Craft Beer Tasting Village will offer the latest in seasonal craft beers and ciders.

Tryout your favorites at the Gin Tasting Table, Compare Scotches at the Scotch Lounge, Find love at the Rum Shack, and many other specialty areas.

The VIP experience offers additional food, higher-end alcohol tastings, a lounge atmosphere and comfortable  seating. As well – guests will still be able to leave the space and enjoy the rest of the event without missing out. VIP guests are very limited and admission includes a Goodie Bag.



VIP ADMISSION & TASTING GLASS: $89 Advance 2 FOR 1 TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST 200 TICKET PURCHASERS Access to the show from Noon - 6pm. Includes a souvenir wine glass & lanyard, unlimited samples of all beverages, one extra hour of sampling, goodie bag and all performances and cooking demos. These packages include admission to ALL workshops during the event at no charge (seats are limited and first come first serve). Access to VIP Experience and all VIP benefits including specialty tastings and access to the VIP washrooms.
GENERAL ADMISSION & TASTING GLASS: $59 Advance / $69 on-site 2 FOR 1 TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST 200 TICKET PURCHASERS Access from 1pm–6pm. Includes a souvenir wine glass, unlimited samples, cooking demos and selected workshops.
VIP DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET: $59 Advance and includes admission into the event ONLY. Access to the show from Noon - 6pm.
REGULAR DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET: $39 Advance and includes admission into the event ONLY. Access from 1pm–6pm. This does not offer any access to the VIP areas or benefits.
KIDS - 12 AND UNDER ARE FREE! This event is not designed for children. They are welcome but you will find very little of interest to them.

*SALE DETAILS: Some events/tickets are not included in the sale starting July 1. 2 for 1 tickets are 2 tickets for the price of 1 ticket. A limited amount of these tickets will be available for purchase. This price is off of the original ticket price (not the discounted sale price). An option will appear on the ticket page that says "2 for 1" - You must select this specific option to get the offer. Once the 2 for 1 offer is gone some tickets will be sold at a discounted rate for a limited time. Sale prices are on NEW ticket orders only. Tickets are subject to taxes and fees. All tickets are final sale.


Advance ticket sales close the 9/9/15 Wednesday before the event date at 5pm or when tickets are sold out.

Tickets will NOT be sent to your mailing address. Your name will be places on the “Will Call List”. Tickets will be available for pick up at the onsite “Will Call” station at the start time of your tickets admission. You can gain entry by presenting a valid ID (Driver’s License of other Government Issued form of ID). Guests must be over the legal drinking age of 21. All Ticket sales are final. No Refunds. No Exchanges. Tickets are subject to taxes and fees. Ticket price does not include the guarantee of an autograph. Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. For questions concerning your ticket please email

The show is RAIN or SHINE. All service dogs must register in advance at They must also register at the event entrance upon arrival with proper service dog documentation. Pets are not allowed. Management reserves the right to check all bags and coolers. No outside glassware or alcohol is allowed. All alcoholic drinks must be samples from the tasting glass/cup provided with your ticket. Management reserves the right in our discretion to remove any individuals for including but not limited to intoxication, fighting and/or rudeness without a refund. All drink items listed on the “Drink Menu” are subject to change and some brands and styles of beer and/or bourbon will run out before others onsite. Your ticket does not guarantee that you will taste any certain product available at the show or listed online. The earlier you are at the show the better chance you have of tasting the products available. Beware of “driving while intoxicated laws” and plan accordingly. Please drink responsibly.

All ticket purchasers understand that their voice, name and image may be recorded by various mechanical and/or electrical means. All ticket holders release any claim they might have in law or equity in connection with the utilization of such material by Trigger Agency, LLC and authorize Trigger Agency, LLC and grant unto it or its assignees the absolute right to use said materials in connection with advertising, publicity, exhibitions, or without limitation, any other purpose.